Richmond Times-Dispatch



Federal authoritie­s in New York City have brought charges in the armed robbery of Jonathan Cheban, a reality TV pal of Kim Kardashian.

Victor Rivera is accused of stealing a $250,000watch at gunpoint from Cheban, the self-styled culinary influencer known as “Food god.” Cheban has appeared on “Keeping Up With the Kardashian­s” and other shows. The suspect will go before a judge in Miami this week, prosecutor­s said. There was no immediate word on whether Rivera has a lawyer.

The holdup occurred in August when Cheban was arriving at a friend’s house in Englewood Cliffs, N. J., police said. Two men approached and asked for the time before pulling a gun and making off with the victim’s Richard Mille timepiece, police said.

Rivera, 29, also is charged in another robbery involving a Richard Mille watch in New York in June. A victim was shot and wounded in that incident.

Thousands of people jammed roads for miles in Atlanta on Sunday to try to get boxes of food and gift cards donated by entertaine­r Tyler Perry.

Tyler Perry Studios said they had enough boxes of canned vegetables and $25 gift cards for 5,000 families to drive through and pick up. The studio said it was out of food by 10 a.m. Sunday.

The line started forming Saturday and at one point stretched for 5 miles south of downtown Atlanta, media outlets reported. Volunteers in protective equipment were handing out the food and gift cards.

The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” won big in Taipei on Saturday at the Golden Horse Awards, taking best feature film, best director, best visual effects, best film editing and best original screenplay. Taiwan’s MoTzu- yi won best actor for his role in “Dear Tenant,” while Chen Shu-fang won best actress for “Little Big Women.” Malaysia’s Chong Keataun won the award for best new director for “The Story of Southern Islet,” and Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien won the lifetime achievemen­t award.

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